Eric Horng
Eric Horng joined ABC 7 Chicago, the city's top-rated news station, as general assignment reporter in August 2010. He has been an integral part of Eyewitness News coverage of numerous stories, including the historic 2011 Chicago blizzard, the November 2013 tornado that devastated Washington, IL., the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup playoff run, and the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series championship. In 2015, Horng was part of ABC 7's Emmy Award-winning coverage of two major stories: the death of Fox Lake police lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz and the release of video of the police-involved shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Horng came to ABC 7 Chicago with a wealth of experience and an outstanding reputation as an ABC News correspondent for "World News," "Nightline," and "Good Morning America," and was also a regular fill-in anchor for early morning programs "World News Now" and "America This Morning."

During his time with ABC News, Horng covered numerous major stories including the 2008 Northern Illinois University shooting, 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse, Terri Schiavo legal battle in Florida and the Michael Jackson criminal trial in California. In 2005, Horng filed live reports from Louisiana during and after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. On election night in 2008, he filed reports from Chicago's Grant Park, the site of President Obama's victory speech.

Before joining ABC News in 2003, Horng was a correspondent for CNN. He was based in Atlanta from 1998 to 2000 and Los Angeles from 2000 to 2003. At CNN, he reported on several high-profile stories, including the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case, the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Elian Gonzalez custody fight and the Academy Awards.

Horng was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Darien and Northbrook. He is an honors graduate of Glenbrook North High School and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bronze Tablet honors which recognize the top three-percent of college graduating classes. Horng is an avid Chicago sports fan.

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Melissa Ortega shooting: 2 accused in murder of girl, 8, in Little Village denied bond
A 16-year-old boy and a man charged in a shooting that killed 8-year-old Melissa Ortega in Little Village over the weekend were denied bond Thursday afternoon.
2 more Chicago-based COVID test companies investigated by IDPH, Illinois attorney general
Two more COVID testing companies based in Chicago that sprang up during the omicron surge are under investigation by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Chicago Weather: Cold snap moves in with below 0 temperatures overnight
An extreme cold snap has moved into the area, with wind chills forecast to reach -20 below zero overnight.
Illinois State trooper, wife ID'd after found dead inside parked car in East Side neighborhood: ISP
Police say the circumstances surrounding the shooting are being investigated, but relatives of the woman who was killed say she was separated from her husband, a state trooper, who was also found dead.
Former CPD cop Jason Van Dyke, convicted in Laquan McDonald's shooting death, will get early release
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, will be released from jail early.
CPS students return to classrooms for 1st time in a week as CTU members approve COVID agreement
The rank and file members of the Chicago Teachers Union have approved the deal reached with CPS for COVID safety as kids returned to the classroom.
CPS News: Chicago Public Schools to reopen after reaching deal with CTU
A CPS agreement has been reached that will bring teachers back to school Tuesday and students back on Wednesday.
Chicago Public Schools reopen Wednesday after reaching deal with CTU
The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates voted to end their remote work action as rank-and-file members vote on a COVID safety agreement with Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago Public Schools closed Friday; Lightfoot hopeful for deal with CTU in 'next day or so'
Mayor Lori Lightfoot expressed optimism Friday that a deal can be worked out with the Chicago Teachers Union to reopen schools.
CPS school canceled for 3rd day amid impasse over Chicago Teachers Union vote for remote learning
Chicago Public Schools said classes are canceled again Friday after the Chicago Teachers Union voted earlier this week to switch to remote learning.